Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver organized its first Women Build in 1995, and volunteers were responsible for organizing every aspect of the build including soliciting in-kind donations, hiring a female supervisor, coordinating the volunteers and even digging the foundation! Although a lot has changed during the last 20 years, Women Build remains a strong program with a clear mission. The Women Build program has three goals:
- Engage women with Habitat’s mission of working in partnership with low income families to provide affordable housing.
- Teach women construction skills.
- Raise funds in support of Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program.
Over the last 5 years, Women Build has developed several new programs to help achieve the 3 goals. Volunteers interested in engaging with Women Build can participate in Women Build Week, become a Women Build Warrior or encourage their company to sponsor a Women Build teambuilding day.
Women Build Week
Join us for the biggest Women Build event of the year - Women Build Week! During Women Build Week 150 women come together to frame and roof two homes over the course of 5 days. It usually takes Habitat three weeks to complete this much work, which is one of the reasons Women Build Week is such an exciting concept.
Women Build Week is a fundraiser and each participant is asked to support the project financially as well as through volunteer labor. It costs $250,000 to build a Habitat house and philanthropic donations ensure that Habitat has the funding needed to build the Women Build house. Participants can choose from a variety of fundraising levels and there are fundraising incentives at each level.
Women Build Week 2019
We are pleased to announce our 2019 Women Build Week! Building will take place Wednesday, October 9 through Sunday, October 13 in the College View neighborhood near Federal and Evans. Our kickoff meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 18 at Bar Louie at 8000 E. Belleview Ave in Greenwood Village. Doors open at 6 pm and the program begins at 6:30. Bar Louie will generously donate 20% of your food and beverage purchases to Women Build Week.
Participants who attend the kickoff will have access to VIP registration, which opens immediately following the kickoff. General registration opens on July 26. More details on the build, our Ambassador program, and fundraising will be provided at the kickoff meeting. Please RSVP to attend the kickoff.
If you are interested in participating and unable to attend the kickoff event, please email Jeanne Fischetti to be added to the list of interested participants.
Women Build Warriors
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver wants you to become a Women Build Warrior!
We’re looking for women interested in learning construction skills while building friendships and expanding your network of powerful women. Each quarter, Women Build Warriors will gather at a build site to make an impact on the affordable housing crisis in Denver. You can join us to help with tasks like raising walls, installing windows, putting up siding, painting and calking - anything you can imagine involved in building a house!
Women Build Warriors is open to all women and each participant will receive a water bottle on your first build day and a Women Build Warrior sticker. Have fun, learn new skills, build relationships, make an impact.
Join us on our first Women Build Warriors build day on Saturday, August 24 in the Swansea Homes neighborhood. We have 20 build slots set aside for you and your friends!
Sponsor a Women Build Teambuilding Day
Women Build Teambuilding sponsors provide the two resources that are needed to construct a Habitat for Humanity home - funds and volunteer labor. The sponsorship funds are utilized to purchase the necessary building materials including lumber, siding, drywall and paint. In addition to contributing funds, sponsors are invited to schedule a teambuilding day for their employees.
$10,000 Sponsorship Level
Sponsors are invited to schedule 2 teambuilding days. Each teambuilding day accommodates 10 people.
$5,000 Sponsorship Level
Sponsors are invited to schedule 1 teambuilding day for a team of 10.
If you would like to become a Women Build Teambuilding Sponsor please contact Jeanne Fischetti.